2021 Genesis GV80 Boasts Cutting-Edge Tech
The 2021 Genesis GV80 was recently unveiled at media events in South Korea and Miami, resulting in new specifics about this highly anticipated model.
In the North American market, the first Genesis crossover will debut at least four new technologies for the luxury brand:
- Road-Noise Active Noise Control (RANC), a world-first technology that uses digital signal processing to counteract unwanted sounds in the cabin
- A world-first active-motion driver’s seat with seven adjustable air cells for less fatigue on long-distance trips
- A Genesis-first electronically controlled suspension with a camera-enabled, navigation-informed road preview system for a more comfortable ride
- World-first Smart Cruise Control with Machine Learning (SCC-ML), which adjusts to driver habits via artificial intelligence
Here’s a look at some of the other highlights Genesis is promising for the new GV80.
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2021 Genesis GV80 Interior
The inside of the GV80 is characterized by a spacious, minimalist design and soft-touch materials. A 14.5-inch split touch screen sits high up on the dashboard, and interior width is further highlighted by long, thin horizontal air vents. The center console holds an electronic shift-by-wire dial and a Genesis Integrated Controller with a handwriting function for infotainment control. There’s also one-touch comfort control for the seats and dual-filter active air purification for a more breathable environment.
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The GV80 features augmented virtual reality navigation, with camera-generated images that convert into animated graphics to show the route ahead. It’s also equipped with a wide range of driver-assist technologies, including Highway Driving Assist II, Driver Attention Alert Warning, and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist.
As previously revealed by Genesis, the exterior of the GV80 will show off a large crest grille; parabolic curves along both sides; quad-lamp signature lighting; and an exclusive diamond-like G-Matrix pattern for the lighting, grille, and available 22-inch wheels.
The GV80 will offer two engine options: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, both paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive comes standard, while all-wheel drive is optional.
The 2021 Genesis GV80 will be available at dealerships across Canada and the U.S. starting sometime this summer.
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